Plant Fall Bulbs for Spring Color
A colorful spring garden of tulips and daffodils requires planning and planting in October and November. Our spring bulbs
are arriving now and are available to purchase in the Garden Store where our selection will be at its very best in October
and November. Bulbs can be planted in a succession of color by choosing varieties around specific bloom times. This
information is located on the backside of the bulb bags. Besides daffodils and tulips, we carry sought after varieties of
galanthus, bearded iris, hyacinths, narcissus, and crocus. Giant alliums, which bloom in the Schoolhouse Gardens during the
summer months, are one of the most asked about flowers in the garden and this is the time to plant them along with the bulbs
mentioned above. They are only available as bulbs this time of year, so we kindly remind you to plant your spring garden
now. It is a pleasant surprise come spring when you have forgotten exactly what you planted, and you’re surprised when
early spring blossoms of yellow, purple, pink, orange and white give you great hope for the spring to follow.
Fall is for Planting!
We encourage our customers to plant trees and shrubs in the fall while our selection of bare root and burlap wrapped
varieties are at their best. Fruit, flowering and shade trees will put on root growth this fall, establishing a strong root system
for supplying energy for beautiful new growth in the spring. An added bonus is that Mother Nature will provide enough
water to nourish your newly planted trees and shrubs during our wet seasons and by spring they will be vigorously putting
on new, above ground growth. Not only are they more established for the spring show but you do not need to water them for
their first nine months in the ground.